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bacon and butternut pasta

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ronda Krouch
Riverside, WY

There is an earthy heartiness about this dish.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients For bacon and butternut pasta

  • 5 c
    cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • cooking spray
  • 12 oz
    ziti pasta
  • 4 c
    chopped kale
  • 2 slice
  • 2 c
    vertically sliced green onions
  • 1 tsp
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 c
    fat-free low-sodium chicken broth, devided
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1 c
    creme fraiche
  • 1/3 c
    shredded gruyere cheese

How To Make bacon and butternut pasta

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Combine squash and oil in a large bowl; toss well. Arrange squash mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet coated spray. Bake at 400 for. Place 30 minutes or until squash is tender.
  • 2
    Cook pasta 7 munutes or until almost al dente, omitting salt and fat. Add kale to pan during last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta mixture. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add onion to drippings in pan; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 tsp. salt and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Bring 1 3/4 cups broth to a boil in a small saucepan. Combine remaining 1/4 cup broth and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, pepper to broth. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in creme fraiche. Combine squash, pasta mixture, bacon, onion mixture, and sauce in a large bowl; toss gently. Place pasta mixture in a 13x9 inch. glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until bubbly and slightly browned

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